True Crime Obsessed Live

Capital Turnaround 770 M St. SE, Washington, DC, United States

Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds, hosts of one of the most popular podcasts in the world, are coming to D.C. for a live show of TCO. They’ll be digging into The Jinx, a documentary that changed the way we watch true crime.

Reading and Conversation With Mary Lynn Reed

Little District Books 737 8th St. SE, Washington, DC, United States

The author of Phantom Advances will read from her debut short story collection that follows oung queer women traveling across the country's back roads. A discussion on the book and signing of copies will follow.  

Kim Johnson

MahoganyBooks 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC, United States

In a conversation moderated by New York Times bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton, author Kim Johnson will discuss her latest thriller. Invisible Son is about a wrongly accused teen desperate to reclaim both his innocence and his first love.

Charm City Launch Signing With Creators

Third Eye Comics 4744 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park, MD, United States

Comic book author, TV writer, and former City Paper contributor Josh Eiserike is celebrating the release of the first installment of his Charm City comic with illustrator Scott Van Domelen with a signing in College Park. Set in Baltimore, Charm City follows Alyssia Singer, a local music journalist and excommunicated witch, on the hunt for a […]

Ghosts & Spirits: A Resurrected Asian American Lit Fest

Loyalty Books 843 Upshur St. NW, Washington, DC, United States

Thanks to a handful of local creatives, the show—or, in this case, the literary festival—will go on. Kat Chow, Chantal Tseng, Eric Shu-Pao Wang, and the AALF Collective, in partnership with Loyalty Bookstores, host Ghosts & Spirits, an evening reading series featuring local and international Asian American authors in town for the abruptly-canceled Asian American […]

Seminal Works Book Club: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Little District Books 737 8th St. SE, Washington, DC, United States

Join Little District Books for this book club discussing Alison Bechdel's acclaimed 2006 graphic memoir. Fun Home the Musical is currently playing at Studio Theatre so you can experience Bechdel's classic in various ways.

Spit Dat

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company 641 D St. NW, United States

Catch headliners Neko Ramos and Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman at this month's open mic hosted by Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown.

Summer Salon Series With Nina Beam

MahoganyBooks 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC, United States

It's the final Nina Beam salon of the summer and Open Crumb, a family-run cafe known for it's West African comfort food, has partnered with the series for the night's Chat&Chew for a celebration of Black culture and life in the District.

New Fiction Book Club: All the Sinners Bleed

Solid State Books 600 H St. NE, United States

This month, Solid State's New Fiction Book Club discusses S.A. Cosby's latest novel about the first Black sheriff in a small Southern town , and his hunt for a killer.

Small Press Expo

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD, United States

SPX is back with two days of book signings, panels, and workshops (think Make A Comic NOW to Puppet School Homework). Other highlights include Saturday's panel, Gay Shit, Kink Shit, And King Shit, with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, creator of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me), and Comics and Tarot: Pages And Panels. SPX Saturday runs […]

The TEXTURE Book Club: The Vanishing Half

MahoganyBooks National Harbor 121 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD, United States

Brit Bennett's New York Times' bestselling-novel came out three years ago and it's still a book of conversation. The Vanishing Half tells the story of twin sisters who are living two very different lives: One sister lives with her Black daughter in the same southern town the twins grew up in. The other secretly passes for White, […]